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Handmade Animal Dolls: 20 Simple Sewing Patterns for Stylish Toys

$29.99

$29.99

This unique craft book teaches readers how to sew animal dolls with contemporary style. Artist and pattern-designer Melissa Lowry was inspired to create these plush characters when searching for safe kids’ toys that fit her modern style. As a result, each doll is designed with both playtime and design trends in mind. The doll’s friendly features are made with easy-to-learn needle felting techniques, which means soft, cuddly toys, without any sharp plastic components. Experienced sewers will love the up-to-date aesthetic of the patterns and beginners will find the minimal, clean lines as approachable as they are appealing. These dolls are the perfect handmade touch for a chic nursery, and make a special gift for any fashionable new mom.


Choose from a wide variety of whimsical animal characters, including a whale, a cat, a seahorse, a fox and even a unicorn, all featuring Melissa’s fresh, creative touches. The projects are easy to personalize with quick patterns for dresses, suspenders and hats in a trendy mix-and-match color palette. Each animal comes to life with its own narrative backstory and personality traits, so kids can imagine and play. Friendly, step-by-step instructions make it easy to create these modern family keepsakes, built to be played with, crafted to last.


This book will contain 20 projects with a photo for each, plus comprehensive step-by-step images and traceable sewing templates.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781624148057
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 23/07/2019
  • Category: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Toys: making & decorating
  • Imprint: Page Street Publishing
  • Pages: 192
  • Price: $29.99

This unique craft book teaches readers how to sew animal dolls with contemporary style. Artist and pattern-designer Melissa Lowry was inspired to create these plush characters when searching for safe kids’ toys that fit her modern style. As a result, each doll is designed with both playtime and design trends in mind. The doll’s friendly features are made with easy-to-learn needle felting techniques, which means soft, cuddly toys, without any sharp plastic components. Experienced sewers will love the up-to-date aesthetic of the patterns and beginners will find the minimal, clean lines as approachable as they are appealing. These dolls are the perfect handmade touch for a chic nursery, and make a special gift for any fashionable new mom.


Choose from a wide variety of whimsical animal characters, including a whale, a cat, a seahorse, a fox and even a unicorn, all featuring Melissa’s fresh, creative touches. The projects are easy to personalize with quick patterns for dresses, suspenders and hats in a trendy mix-and-match color palette. Each animal comes to life with its own narrative backstory and personality traits, so kids can imagine and play. Friendly, step-by-step instructions make it easy to create these modern family keepsakes, built to be played with, crafted to last.


This book will contain 20 projects with a photo for each, plus comprehensive step-by-step images and traceable sewing templates.

Author Information

Melissa Lowry is a crafter, professional pattern designer and founder of Makeology, an online community that supports artisans and has over 15k social media followers. She gained a following selling her animal dolls from her Etsy shop Milo&Ben. Her work has appeared in publications such as Mollie Makes, Today's Parent, Wedding Bells and Mingle Magazine. With her sewing and design work, she's built a social media following of over 8k. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her family.